Monographs Details: Strychnos gardneri A.DC.
Authority: Krukoff, Boris A. 1965. Supplementary notes on the American species of Strychnos VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12: 1-94.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Brazil: Ceara (Serra de Araripe), Guedes 626. Rio de Janeiro: Luiz Emygdio de Mello Filho s.n. (Museu Nac. Rio 103953) (US).Distribution : Confined to Central Brazil. It has been collected in the following States: Ceara, Paraiba (on the authority of Ducke), Bahia, Matto Grosso (near Cuiaba), Goias, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Doubtless occurs also in the States of Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Espirito Santo.
Discussion:Local name: Cipo de Jacú (Ceara).
A bush-rope provided with tendrils which abounds in dry primary and secondary forests.
For information on the position of this species in Ducke’s key made on the basis of fruit characters, see under S. rondeletioides.
For information on the tests of crude extracts of this species for curare-like action, see under S. trinervis.
Distribution:Brazil South America